Female Indwelling Urinary Catheterization in Singapore

Urinary catheterization is needed for individuals who are unable to urinate on their own. This helps to avoid a build-up of urine, which may cause complications. Book a Homage nurse to assist with the procedure today!

About Female Indwelling Urinary Catheterization

An indwelling urinary catheter (also known as a foley catheter or long-term catheter) is a hollow, flexible tube inserted through the urethra into the bladder that drains urine into an external collection bag (urine bag). Once the catheter has been inserted, a small balloon on the internal end is inflated with sterile water to keep it in. The balloon is deflated when the catheter needs to be removed.

Do note that Homage nurses will not be able to do male catheterization due to the complexity of the procedure. Our Homage health team can refer you to a doctor for further assistance.

Who Needs an Indwelling Catheter?

Individuals who are unable to urinate on their own or are immobile will require a urinary catheter to avoid a build-up of urine, which has the potential to cause pressure in the kidneys and lead to kidney failure.

Female Indwelling Urinary Catheterization Procedure

Items Needed

  • Urinary catheter: brand and size of the tube (sizes 12, 14 or 16)
  • Sterile lubricating jelly
  • Catheterization or dressing set
  • Chlorhexidine solution
  • Latex gloves
  • Syringe
  • Protective sheet
  • Urine bag
  • Urine bag hanger
  • Micropore tape


  • Ensure that you have the items above at home
  • 1-way taxi fare will be required for the nurse to purchase the consumables if needed

Cost of Female Indwelling Urinary Catheterization in Singapore

Our nurses are equipped with skills to perform female bladder catheterization (Indwelling). Rates for the procedure can be seen below

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*Urgent visit surcharge: For nursing procedure bookings made less than 24 hours from the visit start time, a $30 surcharge per procedure applies.

Indwelling Catheterization

$ 80 /procedure*
*Urgent visit surcharge: For nursing procedure bookings made less than 24 hours from the visit start time, a $30 surcharge per procedure applies.

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Top questions about Female Indwelling Urinary Catheterization

Service FAQ

How long can an indwelling catheter stay in?

An indwelling catheter usually stays in place for 2 to 12 weeks, depending on the material it is made of and whether the individual is prone to infections and blockages.

What are the 3 types of catheter?

There are three types of urinary catheters:

  1. Indwelling or Foley catheters
    Indwelling catheters can be inserted two ways: via the urethra (indwelling urethral catheters) or a small hole in the abdomen (indwelling suprapubic catheters)
  2. Short-term or intermittent catheters
  3. External or condom catheters

Read our guide to learn more about the different types of urinary catheters.

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